Suspect in stolen check case found with dynamite

Staff Writer
The Leavenworth Times

A man who was arrested for allegedly trying to cash stolen checks at a Leavenworth bank was found to be in possession of dynamite, a police official said.

The incident was reported at 5:15 p.m. Monday at Country Club Bank, 2310 S. Fourth St. The Leavenworth Police Department received a report of someone attempting to pass stolen checks at the bank’s drive-thru, according to Leavenworth Police Chief Pat Kitchens.

Police officers arrived at the scene and suspected a 29-year-old man of using another person’s identification to try to pass stolen checks.

Kitchens said police believe the suspect may be associated with more than one case of stolen checks including checks stolen from Missouri.

“He was arrested for possession of stolen property, identity theft and forgery,” Kitchens said.

During a search of the suspect’s vehicle, police found a firearm and two quarter-sticks of dynamite.

Police also arrested the man for allegations of criminal possession of a destructive device and criminal possession of a firearm.

A member of the local bomb squad disposed of the dynamite.